Search

Gwen Tuinman

NOVELIST

Tag

Black History Month

Celebrating Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)

One of the most creatively formatted books I’ve read is Speak, So You Can Speak Again: The life of Zora Neale Hurston. This biography of Zora Neale Hurston is lush with details of her life journey through an expansive career that includes anthropological research of African-American culture and folklore; journalistic and novel writing; playwright and directorial work in the live theatre realm; and activism. She was a valuable contributor to Black History.

Continue reading “Celebrating Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)”

Viola Desmond: Harbinger of Change

Fotor0220210044

Viola Desmond was a Nova Scotian who refused to abide by segregated seating in a public space — nine years before Rosa Parks refused to sit at the back of the bus. During Black History Month, Canada celebrates her courage and reflects on her experience. Continue reading “Viola Desmond: Harbinger of Change”

Website Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: